Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BIS #2384 TO KNOW AND LOVE DON BOSCO-THROUGH ENGLISH

Bro. Rixson
VASAI, MAY 18, 2011: Frs. Vishwas and Reggie along with Deacon Rixson and Cleric Mayron conducted an English castle for the Marathi Medium School and College Students of the Vasai Diocese at Jyoti Mata Church. The camp commenced on May 11 and ended on May 15. The primary aim of this camp was to teach them English and to help them discover their vocation.
 
Three boys from this camp were sent to Lonavla and one was selected. Initially the camp began with a small number of sixteen students but as it progressed, four more students enrolled themselves.  By the end we had altogether twenty boys attending this English castle. The average age of the students was sixteen. Most of them had appeared for their Std X exam.
  
The day began with an English mass followed by breakfast and classes. In the afternoon, the students had their conversation, loud reading and computer classes. During the course, the children were allowed to go home on Saturday afternoon after their weekly exam and were asked to report back on Sunday evening. The students were appreciated for their weekly test, as they were given prizes and points for their improved performances. During the course, we had various activities such as animated games, singing competition, advertisement competition, skit competitions and nite games were well animated and were in a great demand. After the final examination, the students were taken to Rohan’s Water Park at Wada.
  
The last day was reserved for a special programme where the parents of the students and the teachers were invited. After the morning mass, we had a cultural programme followed by the distribution of prizes and certificates. The students went away with a heavy heart but they promised us that they would be always with Don Bosco. As Caligrio who told Don Bosco “Monk or no Monk, I will be always with Don Bosco.”  With the help of the teachers and the parishioners, the camp was a great success

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